Tevez wants to end career at Boca

Jan 28, 2008 - 7:30 PM By PA SportsTicker

Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez says he wants to return to play domestic soccer in Argentina in "four or five more years."

The 23-year-old has been plying his trade outside of his homeland since December 2004, when he signed for Brazilian giants Corinthians. A move to the Barclays Premier League followed, initially with West Ham before switching to Old Trafford last summer.

And Tevez has outlined his long-term plans to return to Argentina to win another title with Boca.

"I would like to play four or five more years in Europe. I would love this to happen at Manchester United and then go back to Argentina," he told Radio Del Plata. "I know I will finish my career at Boca. No doubt about it. I do not imagine myself retiring without winning one more title there."

In the meantime, however, Tevez is happy at Old Trafford and has nothing but praise for his teammates as they continue to challenge for the Premier League title.

"(Wayne) Rooney is a a phenomenon and a great man. (Paul) Scholes is unbelievable. I see him every day. His quality and personality are tremendous. He is the engine of this team," Tevez said.

Tevez is United's second-leading scorer this season with 13 goals in all competitions, but the player himself feels he has still not reached his best.

"I am playing at a 70 or 80 percent of what I can really do," he said. "I'm finding it quite difficult to get over each match. In the last 25 minutes, the level drops. I always do my best but it's difficult for me to keep this level."

The Argentine international feels so fatigued that he is looking at the possibility of not joining up with the national team for the World Cup qualifier against Brazil in June.

"My body needs a rest. I have had no holidays for two years," he said. "I want to be calm, with my family, thinking about nothing for 20 days.

"Since the Copa America (last summer), I've had no rest. I will see how I am in May, when the season finishes."